What’s new in eHealth nationwide?
National eHealth Policy Developments
Below are resources that can help you find out what is happening nationally with eHealth/health information technology policy developments:
- The Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is leading federal efforts to develop the national eHealth infrastructure for what is envisioned as the National Health Information Network (NHIN). Visit this site to see the Privacy and Security Framework.
- Also, visit the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), and the Health IT section of the AHRQ website. To learn more about the ONC’s and AHRQ’s health IT initiatives, including their privacy and security project and toolkit to help States and health information exchange (HIE) organizations adopt policies that help protect the privacy and security of patient information, go to Health Information Privacy and Security Collaboration at AHRQ.
- The National eHealth Collaborative (NeHC) is developing a National Prioritization Process to advance interoperability initiatives around eHealth. This new process will enable multi-stakeholder collaborations that represent a broad coalition of health-related interests to identify and submit the nationwide priorities that will further advance the healthcare community’s ability to provide value to consumers.